TAMPA, Fla. – Clement K. Gwede, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.N., F.A.A.N., associate member of the Health Outcomes & Behavior Program at Moffitt Cancer Center (with a faculty affiliation at the University of South College of Nursing), has been selected as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing. The Academy is made up of more than 2,300 members, known as Fellows, and is nursing's most accomplished leaders in education management, practice and research. Fellows include hospital and government administrators, college deans and renowned scientific researchers.
Fellow selection criteria include evidence of significant contributions to nursing and health care, and sponsorship by two current Academy Fellows. Applicants are reviewed by a panel comprised of elected and appointed fellows, and selection is based, in part, on the extent the nominee’s nursing career has influenced health policies and the health and wellbeing of all. This year’s 163 new Fellows were honored and inducted into the Academy on Oct. 17at the conclusion of the Academy’s annual conference in Washington, D.C.
Gwede joined Moffitt in 1993 in the Radiation Oncology Department where he coordinated the national Radiation Therapy Oncology Group clinical trials program. He transitioned to a tenure-track faculty position in Population Sciences in 2004. His research spans the continuum of cancer care with the goals of reducing cancer disparities through community-based interventions to promote informed decision making and early detection for prostate and colorectal cancer, increasing participation of racial-ethnic minorities in clinical research and symptom management interventions to improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment. Dr. Gwede is a national and international leader in the areas of health disparities and cancer control, and his work in patient-reported outcomes and symptom management has informed national and international evidence-based guidelines.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. With more than 4,600 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.